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July 01, 2016 By Elise Adams On Wednesday morning New York City council members joined together at City Hall and called for federal action to support Syrian refugees and people who are displaced by the...
June 29, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today applauded members of the Senate Appropriations Committee for including 4,000 visas for the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program and extending the...
June 29, 2016 By Elise Adams Ten athletes from South Sudan, Ethiopia, Syria, and the Democratic Republic of Congo will go to Rio this summer to compete as the first ever Olympic Refugee Team. All of the...
June 29, 2016 By Haley Agront In 2015 65.3 million people were displaced in what United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has called "the biggest refugee and displacement crisis of our time."  Just...
June 28, 2016 Last week the Supreme Court announced its deadlock in Texas v. United States, the case brought by 26 states challenging the Obama Administration’s plan to provide temporary relief from...
June 27, 2016 By Manya-Jean Gitter In the last two weeks, Texas has the joined the ranks of states enacting pro-refugee policies. On June 16, 2016, the United States District Court Northern District of Texas in...
June 27, 2016 By Elise Adams  Subhi Nahas, a 28-year-old gay refugee from Syria, served as a grand marshal at the New York City Pride Parade on Sunday. Nahas came to the United States in 2015 after years...


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September 9, 2016
Model Hearing Program

Representing Asylum Seekers in Immigration Court

Model Hearing Program

Friday, September 30, 2016


Asylum Law Training:

MLK, Jr. Federal Courthouse

Jury Assembly Room

50 Walnut Street

Newark, NJ


1:00-3:00 PM


Testimony | September 28, 2016
Download Statement for the Record of Emir Hadzic, Gunnery Sergeant, USMC (Ret.) Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest “Oversight of the...
Issue Brief | September 22, 2016
Download Brief In August 2016 Human Rights First visited the Irwin County Detention Center and the Stewart Detention Center in southern Georgia. The Stewart Detention Center, operated by...
Video | September 15, 2016
Report | August 31, 2016
Download and Read Report Two major summits slated for September 2016 present opportunities for the United States to lead, and advance key components of, a comprehensive initiative to address the...

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